“He was excited about beginning a life with Ryan and being more involved in
the life of the city. He was loved by many and will be truly missed,” reads a
post on the page.
Cooper, who graduated from the University of Maryland, joined the Marine Corps
and graduated from Officer Candidate School. As a high school and college student, Cooper hosted Black Entertainment Television’s “Teen Summit” program.
After the Marines, Cooper redirected his energy to helping young people in the
District, working to cut teen pregnancy rates.
Stay with WTOP for updates on this developing story.
goes out to the family of AJ Cooper who tragically passed away this morning.
He was a positive force & touched the lives of many.